ISO settings...

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  1. MommyOf4Boys

    MommyOf4Boys TPF Noob!

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    If you are wondering why all of the questions all of a sudden...My family and I are going on a 17 day vacation..starting in Florida at the beaches for 2 days, Disney for 7 days, then up to Atlanta for a few days, Biloxi, MS for a day, then Texas for 4 days. I plan on doing a lot of photographing during this time and there are going to be circumstances that I have never encountered before. The question I have for the ISO setting is due to the Safari tour at the Animal Kingdom.
    I always shoot at ISO 200, but I am wondering if I should boost that up to 400 or 800 because we will be in a moving vehicle and I am sure that some of the animals will be moving around as well. Will this help or should I just stay at ISO 200 and home my telephoto lens is fast enough?
     
  2. SeanL

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    ISO settings are really only needed based on the amount of light that is given to you in a certain situation. For example if you're shooting in a well lit condition like outdoors on a sunny day, ISO 200 would be ideal, but if you're shooting in a very low light condition where you can't use a flash, like a church, then you'll need a higher ISO. You can also use a higher ISO to lighten up your pictures if you're using a fast shutter. Just remember though, anything over ISO 400 you have a slight chance on getting some noise depending on the camera. As far as shooting animals from a vehicle, you'll need a fast shutter.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is good advice from Sean.

    Just watch your shutter speed, if the light won't let you get a usable shutter speed...then open the aperture...if you still can't get a good speed...then bump up the ISO.
     
  4. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Are you going to your Dad’s?
     
  5. MommyOf4Boys

    MommyOf4Boys TPF Noob!

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    Jeff,
    No, actually my dad is meeting us in Atlanta. I am only going as far south into Florida as Orlando. It has been 6 years since I have been back home in Florida!! Soo excited!
     
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    Good advice from big mike. turning up the ISO should be a last resort because of the noise factor.
     

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